Since there’s been talk of country music, I feel the need to brag a little. My younger sister is a singer/songwriter living in Nashville pursuing a record deal. Her name is Chelli Roy. Isn’t that the perfect country-singer-name???
I will never forget the day I heard her song, When I See You.
Chelli and her husband Darren had come home with her first demo CD. The whole family was seated in the living room, eager to hear Chelli’s music.
Rhema had recently been diagnosed. I had ridiculous thoughts. I felt like a failure – that I had done something wrong. I was angry, bitter and alone. Even though I was excited about my sister’s music, I couldn’t concentrate. For months, like a broken record the only thought that played in my head was my daughter has autism, my daughter has autism. I physically ached.
Before they played the first song, Darren gave an emotional introduction:
“This first song that Chelli wrote was inspired by our darling little Rhema… It’s a song about a mother’s love.”
My heart stopped. Instantly I felt a lump in my throat and tears came to my eyes. And as the music played, I experienced one of the sweetest blessings of my life. God tenderly healed a piece of my heart that night with the gift of this song.
Please, turn your speakers up and take a good listen. (Click on the link below).
When I See You – Words and Music by Chelli Roy